Come join us for our beginner class every night at 6pm


Every night at 6pm, Team Link offers a beginner class specifically designed for white belts. It is here that you will learn the fundamentals and basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. If you are new to this and/or have some friends that could take advantage of this to start BJJ, this is the class! Call us...  read more

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Team Link BBQ in celebration of our victory at 2015 IBJJF Boston Open


In celebration of our victory at the 2015 IBJJF Boston Open, Team Link will be hosting a BBQ available to you all. IBJJF Champions tshirt, entry to the BBQ, food/beverage, volleyball, basketball, latter toss, bean bag toss, bounce house, and more, all for only $25! We hope to see you there!

IBJJF 2015 Boston Open Team Champions


Nothing can stop us from pursuing our dreams! Team Link made a statement winning the First place Team Trophy in the most prestigious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament of the world, IBJJF. We won the IBJJF Boston Open! This is a very proud moment for everyone of us!
"I just can't put in words my...  read more

Boston Spring International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship April 18th, 2015


Registration is open! All minors (age 17 and younger), brown and black belt athletes must be properly affiliated for the current year.
Athletes should be in the warm up area at least 15 minutes prior to the time assigned for his or her division on the schedule. It is mandatory to have an...  read more

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga 2 set as main event for Poland in April


Not only is Mirko Cro Cop back in the UFC, but now he's booked into a fight against his old nemesis, Gabriel Gonzaga. The UFC's senior vice president and general manager of Europe, David Allen, announced the fight during a press conference from Stockholm, Sweden on Friday. Cro Cop-Gonzaga II will...  read more

Starting 2015 Strong with BJJ Training near Springfield Massachusetts


Let's start this year off on the right foot. Team Link is celebrating it's 10th year in business and we are still growing. Come see what Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is all about. Team Link offers training for all ages and for both male and female. Contact us and set up a time for you to come and check out...  read more

Saturday December 6th 2014 Team Link Christmas party


If you're a Team Link member, read this:
"This is a SHOUT OUT to ALL Team Link members, friends and family:
This Saturday Dec. 6 is the TENTH ANNUAL Team Link Christmas party! For those of us who have been with Link from the beginning ( some of us go even farther back to BEFORE LINK was...  read more

Team Link Receives NAGA Overall Team Championship for 19th time


2014 NAGA Northeast Overall Best Team Adult & Children! On Oct 18th our team was represented well by our warriors and the results speak for themselves. We could see on the mats,at NAGA, that our students were enjoying every minute of it. It was worth loosing our voices because of all the yelling and...  read more

Naga New England this weekend


2014 NAGA NORTHEAST GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 240,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, October 18, 2014, NAGA returns to Providence, Rhode Island with its annual NAGA Northeast...  read more

2014 IBJJF Chicago Open Team Link Brings back 12 Medals


Congratulations to our guys for the outstanding performances that were delivered at the last week's 2014 IBJJF Chicago Open. These guys rented a car and drove over 15 hours for this competition. Team Link had five guys compete and they brought back a total of 12 medals! We are so proud of you guys!...  read more

Gil Freitas Wins By Knock Out


In the co-main event, powerful Brazilian Gil de Freitas (17-5) spent the better part of two rounds stalking George Sheppard. When he finally tracked his man down, the results were devastating.

De Freitas dropped his opponent with a big right hand late in round two, bringing an end to the...  read more

BJJ Black Belt, Gil Freitas to Fight at CES XXV Tonight as Co-Main Event


Ludlow's own and New England's #1 ranked Welterweight, and current NEF Welterweight Champion, Gil de Freitas is now looking to dominate the Lightweight Division. Freitas (16-5-0) is on a 3 fight win streak, and has been undefeated since coming to the States. Sandwiched in between wins over Ryan...  read more

Gustavo Kuhn Win's at Premier Fighting and Remains Undefeated


Gustavo Kuhn went to battle with a pro 185 pound match against Stephen Stengel at Premier Fighting Championship in Agawam MA. Here is how it went down:

Stengel rushes in for a takedown and gets it. Kuhn gets up fast and they clinch. Stengel goes for a takedown but can't get it. He gets...  read more

Team Link Win's NAGA Overall Team Championship for 18th Time


I just got an email from the boss with this great news. Team Link has done it again! We won NAGA’s OVERALL BEST TEAM adult gi, adult no gi, and kid's gi and no gi at this past weekend’s event in Hartford, CT. We scored a massive 6,500+ total points to take it all. Team Link has taken the Overall...  read more

Gil Freitas Wins and Retains Welterweight Championship Belt at NEF XIII


Team Link fighter, Gil Freitas, went to battle against Ryan Sanders at NEF XIII at The Colisee in Lewistown Maine this past Saturday night on May 10, 2014. This was a rematch, the last time they met Gil won the welter weight title. Here is how it when down.

170 PRO *TITLE* Gil de Freitas...  read more
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"Marco Alvan and his Team Link have brought a level of excellence to New England that is a credit not just to the region, but to the sport worldwide, In just a few years, with multiple Top-10 world-rated fighters, Team Link has become one of the planet's premiere fight teams, standing proudly against the best from Japan, Russia, Brazil, and the USA. If you want to become a champion, train with the champions at Team Link."
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Factory of Champions Team Link Kids BJJ warming up in Western MASS
We are know as a factory of champions and now you are understanding why. If you live in Western Mass and wants to train BJJ do a favor to yourself and bring then immediately to join this power house of little champions!!!
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As you see on Spike TV, UFC fighters training in Ludlow,MA.
Come and check us out and see why we are considered one of the top martial Arts school in the country!
If you want to learn BJJ in springfield MA, Team Link won 12 time straight the Naga New England Overall Team Championship!
Springfield Mass has a full time BJJ gym with the best BJJ Black Belt daily on the mat.

UFC 2009 undisputed video game Martial Arts school Springfield MA & MMA UFC Fighter Gabriel Gonzaga


UFC 2009 UNDISPUTED - GROUND GAME Learn what we teach in the martial arts classes in Springfield MA

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One of the most important parts of any fight in UFC 2009 Undisputed, is the ground game. Mastering striking is one thing, but if you can't control your opponent on the ground you're going to run into problems... 
MMA Springfield Mass representative Gabriel Gonzaga UFC fighter.
Team Link BJJ number one MMA school in Western Mass and New England.
Marco Alvan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu No Gi Escape from side control with transition to Anaconda Choke.
Brazilian jiu jitsu no gi class at team link head quarter in Ludlow,Massachusetts 01056 CALL NOW FOR A FREE WEEK TRIAL (413) 589-0080
Learn from a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Marco Alvan and home of UFC and MMA fighters Gabriel Gonzaga and Ricardo Funch.
If you are in New England we invite you to stop by and have a training with us at our state of the art mma school.
New England MMA UFC fighter Gabriel Napao Gonzaga
Highlights from MMA and UFC fighter Gabriel Gonzaga.
The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt teacher in Ludlow and Worcester MA looks impressive in all his UFC fights and he always represent Team Link MMA very well.
If you are Western Mass area please stop by and train with the best!

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UFC fighter in the beginning of his career
 Watch Ricardo Funch in his first steps on the dojo as a white belt. This video was recorded in 2006.

Gabriel Gonzaga and Ricardo Funch at UFC Rio in Brazil
Gonzaga and Funch in the octagon warming up min before their MMA fights in the UFC Brazil.
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On March 1st we signed for our new Team Link Training Center, thanks to all the people that made and are making this dream possible. Thanks to our students, coaches, sponsors, friends, family and everyone involved in this dream! "We are not only a martial arts school; Here we build champions!!!! Team Link Forever!!!!
Cesar Alvan competing at NAGA Hartford July 30th 2011
Western Mass Brazilian Jiu Jitsu kids competition team are the best!
Team Link Marco Alvan 2011 Pan American BJJ NO GI Championship Match
2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Marco Alvan competing at the 2011 IBJJF Pan American BJJ NO GI in New York. If you are looking for a legit Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Western Mass visit us at 34 East Street, Ludlow MA and learning BJJ having fun.
Cesar Alvan become the 2012 Massachusetts State Wrestling Champion
"I started in Martial Arts in Springfield MA before I started to walk" says the proud young kid from Western Mass. " My dad started to teach me the first moves of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I did know how to crawling yet. I learn how to apply a arm bar before I walk and I learn a submission choke before I start to run, that’s how young I started in Martial Arts. I am glad my dad is a long time Martial Arts competitor and coach and only he already pass for everything I am going he is guiding me to have the right steps. I have been training all aspects of Mixed Martial Arts, I am training BJJ, Judo, Wrestling, boxing, muay thai, and I started this month a strength and conditioning program. I want to be the best that I can be and take advantage of this full opportunity that God is giving to me! Some people ask me how I train and what I do to be strong and it is pretty simple: Train every day! My dad says that he can teach me all the techniques but the strength that we get through the years training daily on the mat is something that we just get putting time on the mat, no one can teach it!
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